NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Savings Bank believes that each and every child, regardless of their financial circumstances, should have the opportunity to start the school year feeling confident, excited, and ready to learn. That is why the bank is kicking off the fifth year of its popular Back to School Supply Drive.
Throughout the month of August, North Brookfield Savings Bank will be collecting school supplies and monetary donations at all branch locations in North Brookfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield, Ware, Belchertown, Palmer, and Three Rivers. All donations collected will be delivered to local public schools to be distributed to school children who may not have the needed supplies to start their year.
The bank kicked off the fundraiser by purchasing more than $500 in supplies. Branch employees, equipped with brightly patterned backpacks, lunchboxes, pencil cases, notebooks, and various other fun supplies, are getting creative with their back-to-school-themed tables, in hopes it will encourage those visiting the branch to donate as well.
Some suggested school-supply donation items that can be dropped at any North Brookfield Savings Bank branch location are new backpacks (unisex), lunchboxes, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, 12-inch standard rulers, #2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, pencil cases, colored pencils, washable markers, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, and tissues.
“North Brookfield Savings Bank is incredibly proud to once again host the Back to School Supply Drive. We want all children to begin the school year with the essential supplies they need, in turn giving them the confidence and enthusiasm that allows them to continue to learn successfully,” said Andrea Healy, first senior vice president and director of Human Resources. “It was so amazing to witness the generosity displayed during our first Back to School Supply Drive. Customers, community members, and our employees were so giving and really showed how much they care for the children of our schools. We look forward to seeing that same generosity this year.”